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Poster: wharfrathoss Date: Aug 17, 2007 12:04am
Forum: audio Subject: converting audio formats

just getting into the audio storage thing so bear w/me!-i'm looking to convert audio formats prior to burning to disk for backup-it's the GD library from SugarMegs, i like the way how here are seperated into songs instead of one long file-some are mp3, most are WMA-i'd like to use a lossless format that takes less room-am i correct in thinking that FLAC or Shorten would take less space w/o losing quality?-i've tried the suggested links on FAQ w/no luck plus some other converters i have-can someone recommend a converter please?

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Poster: Demopasan Date: Oct 8, 2007 6:48am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: converting audio formats

I'm not suggesting use free software. I'm already make sure, that free cheese only in mousetrap! Not long ago downloaded free media converter, then 3 days tried to catch a viruses because my antivirus program don't work with such types of virus.But now back to our subject: I want recommend my ways and means. I use the Tunecab converter.It's inexpensive and quality decision of problem. The converter easy-to-use and working with many different formats. I use Tunecab just for converting audio book :)

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Poster: Telephone Toughguy Date: Aug 17, 2007 2:27pm
Forum: audio Subject: Re: converting audio formats

Depending on the bitrate of the MP3 in question. As an example a 40 megabyte wav file would be:

Flac= 25.1 meg
Ogg= 3 meg
64kps mp3= 1.8 meg
VBR mp3= 5.6 meg

May I ask why you are looking to convert before burning to disk? If you are burning audio playable disk it won't make a difference if they are already in MP# format. Media player will just burn the mp3 and wma as raw pcm data (almost .wav format) anyway so converting just for that purpose would not be worth it as you are going from a compressed format to a less compressed format. As for shorten read here:

http://www.research.umbc.edu/~hamilton/shnfaq.html

I am not familiar with it. I do not pay attention to new formats until one eliminates the other. I am waiting for the 21st century betamax vs VHS battle to play out with the HD vs blueray before I take sides. I previously went all out for the digital compact cassette format only to have all the blank tapes in the world disappear... sold the thing on ebay for $50....

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Poster: wharfrathoss Date: Aug 17, 2007 8:01pm
Forum: audio Subject: Re: converting audio formats

thanks TTG-i'm looking to convert the files i have to save space-i want to back up the collection to disk b4 i delete the files-then if shows are missing from archive.org i can stick the ones from sugarmegs back in to complete the GD library-looks like i may be stuck w/MP3 to save space-having trouble converting WMA files though-would be a PITA if i have to convert to WAV then to MP3 or another format, plus i worry about losing to much quality w/multiple conversions-any software you're familiar w/for WMA to MP3 or Ogg conversion?-TIA

This post was modified by wharfrathoss on 2007-08-18 03:01:04

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Poster: Telephone Toughguy Date: Aug 20, 2007 8:24am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: converting audio formats

There are tons of freeware audio format converters out there. Try sonic spot, hit squad or other freeware depositories under the audio section. I only go between wav and mp3 myself and for that I use CD-EX or something.

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Poster: wharfrathoss Date: Aug 17, 2007 8:00pm
Forum: audio Subject: Re: converting audio formats



This post was modified by wharfrathoss on 2007-08-18 03:00:08

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